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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.

In addition to these classic collections, you may view guidance films from the post-World War II British government, drive-in movie intermission ads, and videos documenting the history of San Francisco from 1906 to the early 21st Century. Many of these films are available for free download.

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A/V Geeks
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4.7M
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by Internet Archive
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The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 25,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, closets and dumpsters. He presents themed film shows in his home base of Raleigh, North Carolina and he's taken his shows on the road across the United States. Films from Skip's archive have been released on DVDs. For more information about A/V...
Topic: Moving Images
Educational Films
collection
4,271
ITEMS
3.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 3.7M
This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners;...
Topics: educational, 16mm Film
Drive-In Movie Ads
collection
158
ITEMS
1.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.9M
Super short advertisements used during intermission at drive-in movie theaters during the 1950's and early 1960's to get people to consume junk food from the concession stand, may be viewed here. Warning: watching these ads may make you hungry!
British Government Public Information Films
collection
22
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
by The National Archives (UK)
collection
eye 1.1M
This small collection of public information films from the British government produced during the years 1945 to 1952 is quite entertaining. Topics include public health, travel, traffic, education, and the military. A film of the Berlin Airlift is included.
Shaping San Francisco
collection
270
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1M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
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eye 1M
Highlights of the people's history of San Francisco are featured in these short video clips: footage from just after the 1906 Quake , views of the 1917 Ironworkers Strike , Mayor Rossi's speech during the 1934 General Strike , Harvey Milk's last words , scenes from the "White Night Riot's," and a look at a 1991 Anti-war Demonstration are just a few of the many eclectic pieces that make up this collection. Click for more informaton on the Shaping San Francisco project. Click to listen...
Topic: Moving Images
PeriscopeFilm
collection
2,886
ITEMS
932,589
VIEWS
collection
eye 932,589
Periscope Film LLC's archive is one of the largest military film collections in private hands. It includes rare training, combat, recruiting and history films made by the U.S. Government from 1914 through the mid-1980s. Subjects include the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, and civilian aviation, and conflicts from the Spanish-American War through WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Periscope Film also maintains the premiere library of WWII and Cold War U.S. Navy submarine films. Nearly...
Topics: military, veterans, world war I, world war II
Ephemeral VHS
collection
613
ITEMS
773,706
VIEWS
collection
eye 773,706
Made for VHS! Uploaded by users, these video tapes are selected for general interest and apparently not having made it to DVD, therefore are ephemeral vhs, or the native vhs genre. Enjoy!  If you have a digitized VHS to add, please upload your digitized VHS to the Community VHS collection .
Topics: ephemera, vhs
British Government Public Information Films
movies
eye 634,489
favorite 34
comment 2
Animation short promoting general health awareness. NHS in 1947. Public health. Public Health Campaign Films. Post War era. Humorous cartoon treatment of general health problems: correct posture; the value of exercise and fresh air; the importance of suitable clothes; how to avoid insomnia.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Public health, cartoon
Educational Films
by Thomas G. Smith
movies
eye 256,677
favorite 132
comment 1
This film examines the process of holography, types of holograms, and the uses of the hologram for artistic and scientific purposes, as demonstrated by Tung H. Jeong, PhD, Lake Forest College. About the film, director Tom Smith writes: "Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor, holography’s inventor, saw the film after it was made and said it was the best film on the subject that he had seen. It is such a visual subject it made for a good film. I knew the 3-D quality could only be appreciated if...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Physics., Photography., Light.
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 243,264
favorite 118
comment 29
This film was made to instruct police officers on the basics of childbirth and to show them an actual birth - mostly so they wouldn't panic or pass out when confronted with such a scenario. WARNING! The poor acting by actual police officers and doctors and low production values in this film make the live birth scene even more shocking than others from this genre. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: police training, miracle of birth
The Dope Tapes
collection
429
ITEMS
187,350
VIEWS
collection
eye 187,350
This collection was recorded by Michael Aldrich from Bay Area television stations between the years of 1986 and 2006.  A fascinating "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" compilation, its major focus on drug-related news stories of the time is rounded out by segments on these other topics of interest to the curator. These videos were digitized from VHS tapes in 2014. Michelle Krasowski, Volunteer Archivist
Topics: dope, vhs, drug war, drugs, tv news
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 187,273
favorite 245
comment 14
In hopes of keeping kids' attention, social engineering films would often use supernatural elements to make their points. In this film, we see a magic talking mirror that reflects bratty kids as clowns. Most of the misbehaving kids understand how their behavior is disruptive and make amends. Surprisingly, one kid doesnt care if he is a "clown" and continues being a jerk probably for the rest of his life. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topic: social engineering
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 169,276
favorite 174
comment 38
Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about venereal disease. They helped produce the first VD education film, "Fit to Fight", in 1918 in order to educate soldiers being shipped abroad to fight in the first World War. Although this popular TV public service announcement...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 38 reviews )
Topics: venereal disease, PSA, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Shaping San Francisco
by Chris Carlsson
movies
eye 135,538
favorite 37
comment 11
Harry Hay describes gay sex when BVD's were still predominant underwear, before zippers in the 1930s... men would meet at Presidio guardhouse and go into the bushes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Presidio, Gay Sex, Harry Hay
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 126,042
favorite 68
comment 14
While this films producers should be applauded for their sensible approach in teaching parents how to talk to kids about sex, the awkward reading of cue cards and embarrassing situations will produce nervous giggles among even the most jaded audiences. This film was produced by some of the pioneers of sex education whose ideas are still being challenged by school boards today. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topic: puberty
A/V Geeks
by Robert Clampett
movies
eye 107,897
favorite 60
comment 10
Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music. To license this film and get a higher...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: military, animation, Private SNAFU
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies
eye 105,050
favorite 50
comment 2
Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Welcome Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :43 Sound: Yes Color Description: A color animated film welcoming the audience to the drive-in. Features still photos of 1970s movies and stars, then more animation of the snack bar, hot dogs and soda. Photos include: Liza Minelli, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neil, Madeline Cahn, Bob Carol Ted and Alice, The Sting, James Cahn, The Godfather, Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. This clip is from a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, snack bar, hot dogs, soda,...
British Government Public Information Films
movies
eye 99,956
favorite 51
comment 7
This film shows in light fashion how to set about replanning a town. Post war period .New Towns. overcrowded inner cities. building out of town.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Urbanization, Towns
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 96,980
favorite 238
comment 30
Anita Bryant (famous Florida orange juice and anti-gay spokeswoman) narrates this film that tries to simplify its drug abuse message with an analogy of kids putting together a contraption out of Lego blocks. Although the metaphors often don't make sense, the visual impact of the film is stunning and could easily be quite popular with individuals consuming illicit drugs. Also, like most anti-drug films, this could be a tempting introduction to drugs for some youths yearning to escape their...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topic: drugs
Educational Films
by National Broadcasting Company; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
movies
eye 92,192
favorite 14
comment 0
With teacher's guide
Topics: Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Architecture, Modern, Architecture,...
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 91,928
favorite 133
comment 34
The rude, clumsy puppet Mr. Bungle shows kids how to behave in the school cafeteria - the assumption being that kids actually want to behave during lunch. This film has a cult following since it appeared on a Pee Wee Herman HBO special. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, puppet chaos
Prelinger Archives
by Western Electric Company, Inc.
movies
eye 83,591
favorite 66
comment 18
Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
movies
eye 77,882
favorite 4
comment 0
NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how the internet works.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Server, Computer, Internet, Pages, Website, Address, KSNN, Link, Computer Mouse,...
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies
eye 72,925
favorite 58
comment 7
Time to stretch your legs and get a snack. Complete intermission film. Suggestion: insert clip between two movies when creating your drive-in dvd.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: drive-in, intermission
National Film Preservation Foundation
collection
186
ITEMS
72,567
VIEWS
collection
eye 72,567
The National Film Preservation Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage. We support activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study, education, and exhibition.
Topics: preservation, library of congress
A/V Geeks
by Dept of Civil Defense
movies
eye 67,868
favorite 87
comment 12
Public service announcements by the U.S. Civil Defense office inform farmers what to do in case of nuclear attack using marionettes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: civil defense, atomic, puppets
Educational Films
by Hartley Productions, New York. [from old catalog]
movies
eye 67,110
favorite 133
comment 4
Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Shows how Buddhist chants synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen teaching. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Depicts how Buddhist chants, synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist chants, Philosophy, Meditation
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 63,498
favorite 58
comment 5
Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
A/V Geeks
by Frank Capra Productions
movies
eye 59,436
favorite 97
comment 7
From the description in Rick Prelinger's Field Guide to Sponsored Films: Popular scientific film directed by Frank Capra that launched the Bell System Science series. Combining animation and live action, Our Mr. Sun uses a scientist-writer team to present information about the sun and its importance to humankind. NOTE: Produced in Technicolor, the film was originally telecast in 1956 and 1957 to 9 million homes; some 600 16mm prints were distributed to schools and community organizations...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: sun, bell science series, science, animation
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 55,724
favorite 49
comment 22
Detonation of the hydrogen bomb. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Pennsylvania State Univ. Psych. Cinema Register
movies
eye 55,158
favorite 28
comment 7
Compares the reactions of a normal human infant between the ages of 10 and 14.5 months to psychological tests, and the responses of a chimpanzee companion, age 7.5 to 12 months, to the same tests. Brings out the effects of different rates of growth and learning abilities and illustrates the capacity of the animal to outdo the child in many tests. Includes hand preference, startle reaction time, delayed reaction, cap-on-head, detour, tickle, ice and rotation test. To license this film and get a...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 51,285
favorite 242
comment 16
This trippy tribute to our country's 200th birthday was funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency -the government's propaganda agency. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: patriotism, propaganda
A/V Geeks
by Philco-Ford Corp. [made by] Tom Thomas Organization.
movies
eye 48,455
favorite 125
comment 9
Illustrates the life of a family of the year 1999 A.D. living in a house that is completely functional in terms of advanced technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . ***The quality of this clips isn't the best. We've located another print which we hope to digitize and get online sometime soon..
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: future, Ford Motor, Wink Martindale, computers, Internet
Living New Deal Project
collection
151
ITEMS
46,320
VIEWS
collection
eye 46,320
In the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the American people a “New Deal.” Over the decade 1933-43, a constellation of federally sponsored programs put millions of jobless Americans back to work and helped to revive a moribund economy. The result was a rich landscape of public works across the nation, often of outstanding beauty, utility and craftsmanship. No city, town, or rural area was untouched by the New Deal. Hundreds of thousands of roads,...
Topic: New Deal
A/V Geeks
by Linda Feferman
movies
eye 46,056
favorite 104
comment 16
Presents the story of a fifteen-year-old girl who experiences her menstrual period, describing the reaction of the girl and her sixteen-year-old boyfriend as they learn more about the subject of menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Sex Education., Physiology., Reproduction., Women.
Educational Films
by FilmFair Communications; John Wiley & Sons
movies
eye 43,702
favorite 114
comment 1
Also issued in super-8 mm. cassette
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Sexual intercourse, Sex (Biology), Human reproductive system, Sexual...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 43,438
favorite 30
comment 6
Private Snafu imagines the good times his family is having back home while he's stationed in the Arctic. Technical Fairy First Class shows that even his family is helping with the war effort - his dad building tanks, his mom planting a Victory Garden, Grandpa riveting battleships, and his girl joining the WAC's and even the family's horse is pitching in. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: military, animation, Private SNAFU
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 42,773
favorite 44
comment 9
Irwin Moon shows us the electric eel and demonstrates its amazing abilities to shock fish for food and to use "radar" to find the fish. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: science vs. religion
Drive-In Movie Ads
by Darrell Wright
movies
eye 40,265
favorite 34
comment 30
Is somebody crazy? Pop Goes the Whistle.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topics: Intermission, Popcorn, Drive In Movie Advertisement
Educational Films
by University of Missouri--Columbia. School of Nursing. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; J.B. Lippincott Company
movies
eye 40,255
favorite 30
comment 1
Also issued as loop films in super 8 mm. on reel; in super 8 mm. in cartridge; in super 8 mm. on reel with magnetic sound; in super 8 mm. in cartridge with magnetic sound. Silent versions of loop films also issued in super 8 mm. on reel and in cartridge With instructor's guide Summary Shows birth complications which students rarely experience in the delivery room. Includes instructions on vertex delivery, spontaneous breech delivery, assisted breech delivery, extraction cesarean delivery and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Labor (Obstetrics), Delivery (Obstetrics), Maternity nursing, Human...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 39,844
favorite 34
comment 12
Hellman's Mayonnaise television commercial Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: commercial
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies
eye 39,172
favorite 38
comment 11
All the popcorn and candy at the snack bar. Complete intermission film. Suggestion: insert clip between two movies when making a double feature dvd.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: drive-in, intermission
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies
eye 39,112
favorite 92
comment 5
runs only a few seconds. suggestion; insert clip directly before first feature when creating drive-in dvd
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: drive-in, clip, feature presentation
Educational Films
by Films Inc.
movies
eye 38,868
favorite 17
comment 1
Fictionally enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Summary Enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England in a fictional sequence. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Produced in 1966 in England.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Educational Film, Social psychology, War (Political science), Technology and civilization
Educational Films
by NASA
movies
eye 38,642
favorite 24
comment 0
A brief introduction to the solar system by children for children.
Topics: NASA, solar system
Educational Films
by Hartley Productions
movies
eye 38,050
favorite 73
comment 0
Producer, Elda Hartley; script and narration, Alan Watts Discusses the Zen philosophy of living for the present, developing sensory awareness, and appreciating the beauty of nature Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Philosophy, Buddhism
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies
eye 37,873
favorite 56
comment 4
Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Young Lover Message (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :26 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Color Description: A short musical (no announcer) animated text with colorful background warning young lovers that public demonstrations of affection will not be tolerated in the theater, signed by the Manager (killjoy). I added a fade in and out and remixed the audio. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, announcement, message
Educational Films
by Goodman, Robert J; Wayne State University. Audio-Visual Utilization Center
movies
eye 37,859
favorite 26
comment 1
Traces the various influences which have led to the present street patterns of metropolitan Detroit
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Streets, Detroit, United States, Detroit, United States
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 36,575
favorite 91
comment 13
Presents the origin of the banjo, the development of southern folk music and its influence upon Americans. Pete Seeger plays his banjo and narrates the story. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topic: American folk music
Shaping San Francisco
movies
eye 35,065
favorite 12
comment 2
Harvey Milk's last words, delivered posthumously, recorded in case of his assassination... excerpted from The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Harvey Milk, last words, Gay
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 34,777
favorite 77
comment 19
Tom gets in trouble when his mother finds a joint in his room. Instead of punishing Tom, his father challenges him to learn more about marijuanas evil effects on society. Nobody gets killed in this Sid Davis film, yet Tom still learns a harsh lesson after being mugged by druggies and learning that his best friend sells pot to school children To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: drugs, juvenile deliquency, sid davis
Educational Films
movies
eye 33,442
favorite 9
comment 0
Attributes Francisco Franco's rise to power in Spain to his charismatic personality and to the disturbed internal condition of his country. Sketches Franco's life, including his years as a general, an admirer of Hitler and now benevolent dictator. Uses dramatic readings to trace the history of the American Negro from emancipation to the end of World War II. Examines the impact of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and Marcus Garvey on present day Negro-white relations in the United States.
Topics: Franco, Energy resources, Germany, History, Personality psychology, Political figures, Rulers...
Educational Films
by CRM Films
movies
eye 33,046
favorite 13
comment 0
Mao Tse Tung Introduces secondary school students to the career of Marco Polo, showing how he, as a lad of 17, set out from Venice for the empire of the Mongol conqueror Kublai Khan, giving details of his 24-year journey and of his observations and writings about scenes and events in Asia. Emphasizes the importance of Marco Polo's travels to the Western World. Animated maps and lction.
Topics: Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976, Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976
A/V Geeks
by Encyclopedia Britannica
movies
eye 32,561
favorite 4
comment 1
Illustrates various roles of the horse in modern life, and traces the development and training of a colt until he becomes a prize saddle horse at three years of age. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 32,427
favorite 63
comment 12
With such a provocative title, this film illustrates some of the perceived problems a supervisor might face working with women, but ultimately demonstrates where the real problem lies. The irritated supervisor in this film shows up again in The Grapevine. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: workplace politics, gender issues
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies
eye 32,291
favorite 34
comment 4
Yet another snack bar film.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: drive-in, intermission
British Government Public Information Films
movies
eye 31,991
favorite 38
comment 5
Amusing health propaganda trailer on the dangers of sneezing. NHS in 1948. Public health. Public Health Campaign Films. Post War era. Humorous cartoon treatment of general health problems: correct posture; the value of exercise and fresh air; the importance of suitable clothes; how to avoid insomnia.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Public Health, sneezing
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Bruce and Katharine Cornwell
movies
eye 31,292
favorite 65
comment 4
Bruce and Katharine Cornwell are primarily known for a series of remarkable animated films on the subject of geometry. Created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal, they are brilliant short films, tracing Klee-like geometric shapes to intriguing music, including the memorable 'Bach meets Third Steam Jazz' musical score in ‘Congruent Triangles.’ In this melding of art and science, the Cornwells create a quasi-hypnotic take on a mathematical construct. More on the Cornwells at...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: mathematics, science
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 30,947
favorite 144
comment 12
On the surface, this film may seem like an average science film about time and space, but like most of films from the Moody Institute of Science, there is an ulterior motive. The films host Irwin Moon had an interest in science as a child and later incorporated that interest into his life as a pastor. He would tour the country giving his Sermons of Science where the marvels of science provide the visible evidence of a Divine plan of creation. His work with GIs during World War II showed him the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: religion vs. science
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 30,893
favorite 48
comment 2
The classic fable is told with live trained bears and a cloyingly sweet young girl. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: kids and kritters, kids in peril
Educational Films
by Westinghouse Broadcasting Company
movies
eye 30,850
favorite 16
comment 0
Six American Families the Georges of New York Summary Introduces a series of six television documentaries portraying the lives of American families of varied geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Topics: African American families, African American families, Manners and customs
British Government Public Information Films
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Humorous road safety trailer on the correct use of pedestrian crossings. Belisha beacons
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Topic: road safety
British Government Public Information Films
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The Western powers airlift of supplies to Berlin during the Soviet Blockade of Berlin. Operation Plain Fare . The Berlin blockade. Post Second World War. Germany. Soviet Iron Curtain.. Deutschmark. 24 June 1948. airbridge . Rosinenbomber, or 'raisin bombers'), 2 million West Berliners with food, fuel and other supplies. At its height one plane reached West Berlin every 30 seconds. The Airlift officially ended on 30 September 1949, fifteen months after its protracted beginnings in June 1948....
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Topics: Berlin blockade, Plain Fare, Iron Curtain, West Berlin
Educational Films
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Roots: 1- Part 1 The African SummaryDescribes the birth of Kunta Kinte in the West African village of Juffere. Tells how 15 years later Kunta and his friends are beginning their manhood rites, while the slave ship Lord Ligonier nears the African shore. Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro and Binta Kinte in the Gambia, West Africa. Kunta undergoes manhood training, is captured by slave hunters, and put aboard a ship bound for North America.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Black history, African American history, History, Africa
A/V Geeks
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This 15-minute video shows the extensive testing procedures applied to the Mercury spacecraft before rollout. It also shows the rollout, launch attempts, and the final launch. A failed launch occurred on November 21, 1960 due to an electrical malfunction, but Mercury-Redstone 1A was launched successfully on December 17, 1960. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mercury
A/V Geeks
by George Thurman, Chuck Ungar
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Kevin, feeling very sad and lonely after spending his first day in a new junior high school meets a young girl on his bus ride home who drops a pencil and suddenly disappears. Is this mysterious young girl a ghost of a girl who died on a bus years before? Why is she so adamant that Kevin learn bus safety rules? Like many films from the late 1970s and early 1980s, this film uses supernatural elements to keep kids' attention. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
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Topics: school bus society, kids in peril
Drive-In Movie Ads
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More about popcorn, candy, coffee, etc. A whole intermission film. Suggestion: insert clip directly between two movies to create a double featur dvd.
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Topics: drive-in, intermission
The AIDS Tapes
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This collection, curated by Michael Aldrich, documents the media coverage and dissemination of health information about the AIDS epidemic. Includes local and syndicate broadcasts from Bay Area television stations starting in 1988. For additional news coverage of AIDS, please see The Dope Tapes collection . Michelle Krasowski, Volunteer Archivist
Topics: AIDS, Michael Aldrich, Bay Area
Drive-In Movie Ads
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This intermission film was made for walk-in theatres. "Let's all go to the lobby..." About 3 minutes.
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Topics: walk-in, intermission
Shaping San Francisco
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Riot and destruction at City Hall in the wake of the slap-on-the-wrist manslaughter verdict against Dan White, murderer of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.
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Topics: riot, White Night, Harvey Milk
A/V Geeks
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Teens Bud and Jack, eager to get some alcohol from the liquor store, ask the adult to buy it for them. Instead, the adult tells them a story of three teenagers who learn the hard way that "alcohol is a violent narcotic. In true Sid Davis form, the story ends with one innocent teen being killed and one who becomes an alcoholic bum, leaving the others to deal with guilt from their night of reckless abandon To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes,...
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Topics: evil alcohol, juvenile deliquency, kids in peril, sid davis
Educational Films
by Robert Rogers; Edwin Newman; NBC News.
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Reading, Writing and Reefer (1979) A factual report on the widespread, habitual use of marijuana among today's teenagers. Presents a simplified chemical breakdown of the weed and describes its illegal routes into American schoolyards. Includes remarks by teenage marijuana smokers, their parents, and professional authorities.
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Topics: Youth, Marijuana, Drug abuse, Marijuana, Marijuana, Youth
Ephemeral VHS
by Alpha VIdeo Distributors
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"Let's take a nostalgic trip back down memory lane for some of those great Classic Television Commercials that we all grew up with during the Golden Age of Television."-- description from box.
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Topics: vhs, commercials, 50's, 60's
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Drive-In Movie Ads
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Get the item that adds to your personal comfort. Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of square-dancing cigarettes. Teleconference meeting filmed in New York City, with participation from, and shown to, Philip Morris employees in various cities around the United States, to educate employees about public policy issues facing the Philip Morris companies and to encourage them to become politically active on those matters. Six videos were interspersed through out the event...
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Topics: Intermission, Cigarettes, Drive In Movie Advertisements
Educational Films
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Originally aired on 04/29/1975 on NBC. A sober and frightening examination of the grave effects of the rising explosion of handguns. Criminals, victims, and law enforcement officers speak on the proliferation of handguns. Examines the effects on all our lives of the increasing use of handguns. Includes interviews with criminals, victims and law enforcement officers speaking on the proliferation of handguns and the related problems. Report on the proliferation of handguns in the US. Included is...
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Topics: A Shooting Gallery Called America? Firearms -- United States, Crime -- United States, Crime,...